UPDATE: Authorities identify man killed in Jackson County motorcycle crash

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SUMMIT TOWNSHIP, MI (WILX) -- Authorities now report it was Don Henry Geise, 61, of Brooklyn who died after crashing his motorcycle into a guardrail on U.S. 127.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened on southbound U.S. 127, just north of McDevitt Avenue in Summit Township around 7:46 p.m. Wednesday.

The Columbia Township man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

He was not wearing a helmet and no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash.

The accident shutdown part of U.S. 127 for a few hours while investigators were on scene.

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